5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Disney

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, entertainment giant Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Disney's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Disney facts

Headquarters (founded) Burbank, Calif. (1923)
Market Cap $85.3 billion
Industry Movies and entertainment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $41.5 billion
Management CEO Robert Iger (since 2005)
CFO James Rasulo (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 12.3%
Cash/Debt $3.7 billion / $16.0 billion
Dividend Yield 1.3%
Competitors CBS
News Corp.
Time Warner

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 5,300 members who have rated Disney believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, TMFCane, succinctly summed up the Disney bull case for our community:

Cautiously optimistic based on the new park in China, the Marvel deal (Avengers not even counted in last earnings release) and increased park attendance looking up for the foreseeable future. Long-term prognosis is swell; coulda gotten a better deal entering earlier, but still betting on outperforming.

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